List of shipwrecks in 1988

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The list of shipwrecks in 1988 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during 1988.

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1988
Jan Feb Mar Apr
May Jun Jul Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Unknown date
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January[edit]

8 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 January 1988
Ship Country Description
Sierra Madre  United States The 58-foot (17.7 m) fishing vessel sank off Cape Decision (56°00′10″N 134°08′00″W / 56.00278°N 134.13333°W / 56.00278; -134.13333 (Cape Decision)) on Kuiu Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. The fishing vessel Rachael Pauline ( United States) rescued all three people on board.[1]

12 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 January 1988
Ship Country Description
Cape Karluk  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) fishing vessel was destroyed by a storm in Geese Island Channel (56°45′N 153°53′W / 56.750°N 153.883°W / 56.750; -153.883 (Geese Island Channel)) at the southern end of Alaska′s Kodiak Island with the loss of all three men on board.[2]

15 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 January 1988
Ship Country Description
Icy Queen  United States The 55-foot (16.8 m) fishing vessel capsized in Meares Passage and washed ashore on the west coast of Suemez Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Her crew of six survived. She later was salvaged.[3]

17 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 January 1988
Ship Country Description
Exodus  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) crab-fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in the Bering Sea approximately 60 nautical miles (110 km; 69 mi) north of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.[4]

18 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 January 1988
Ship Country Description
Wayward Wind  United States The 86-foot (26.2 m) crab fishing vessel flooded and sank in the Gulf of Alaska 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi) south of Tugidak Island in the Kodiak Archipelago, probably due to an improperly dogged hatch on a crab pumping tank. Four of her six crewmen died.[5]

29 January[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 January 1988
Ship Country Description
Rolandia  Cyprus The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean 820 nautical miles (1,520 km) south west of Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom with the loss of all twelve crew.[6]

February[edit]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1988
Ship Country Description
Simone Marguerite  Belgium The trawler ran ashore on the Cressars Rock, Penzance, Cornwall in a SW gale after steering the wrong side of the pole. Refloated by the Penlee Lifeboat.[7]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1988
Ship Country Description
USS Yorktown  United States Navy The guided missile cruiser was deliberately rammed by the frigate Bezzavetnyy ( Soviet Navy) in the Black Sea.

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1988
Ship Country Description
Sol Phryne  Greece Sunk by a limpet mine at Limassol, Cyprus. Later raised and taken to Bijela, Yugoslavia.

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1988
Ship Country Description
Captain Billy  United States The 83-foot (25.3 m) fishing trawler was wrecked on rocks on the southeast coast of Yunaska Island in the Aleutian Islands during a gale. All six members of her crew reached the beach, from which the United States Coast Guard rescued them.[2]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1988
Ship Country Description
Alaska Star  United States The 153-foot (46.6 m) processing vessel was wrecked during a blizzard on a rock in Nikolski Bay (52°57′30″N 168°54′00″W / 52.95833°N 168.90000°W / 52.95833; -168.90000 (Nikolski Bay)) 100 yards (91 m) off the coast of Umnak Island in the Aleutian Islands. The fishing vessel Neahkahnie ( United States) rescued her entire crew of 15. Alaska Star rolled over and sank on 29 February.[8]

29 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 February 1988
Ship Country Description
Vinca Gorthon  Sweden The cargo ship capsized in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) off the coast of the Netherlands. All seventeen crew were rescued.[9]

March[edit]

14 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1988
Ship Country Description
HQ-505  Vietnam People's Navy Sino-Vietnamese War: Johnson South Reef Skirmish: The LST was shelled and damaged by Yingtan (China People's Liberation Army Navy), later sinking.[10]
HQ-604  Vietnam People's Navy Sino-Vietnamese War: Johnson South Reef Skirmish: The LST was shelled and sunk by Nanchang (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[11]
HQ-605  Vietnam People's Navy Sino-Vietnamese War: Johnson South Reef Skirmish: The LST was shelled and sunk by Xiantan (China People's Liberation Army Navy).[12]

17 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1988
Ship Country Description
George W  United States The 58-foot (17.7 m) fishing trawler was sighted for the last time in Uyak Bay (57°48′N 154°04′W / 57.800°N 154.067°W / 57.800; -154.067 (Uyak Bay)) on the coast of Kodiak Island in Alaska′s Kodiak Archipelago. She subsequently disappeared with the loss of all three men on board. The fishing vessel Nomad ( United States) found the bodies of two of them in a life raft near Sutwik Island 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) east of Chignik, Alaska, on 19 March.[13]

31 March[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1988
Ship Country Description
Haven  Cyprus Iran–Iraq War: The supertanker was hit by an Iranian missile in the Strait of Hormuz and set on fire.[14] Subsequently repaired and returned to service.

April[edit]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1988
Ship Country Description
New Hope  United States The 35-foot (10.7 m) fishing vessel′s crew of two abandoned her in the Gulf of Alaska off the Alaska Peninsula 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) north of Sutwik Island after she lost power and flooded. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued both crewmen. New Hope disappeared and was presumed to have sunk.[15]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1988
Ship Country Description
Cape Cleare  United States The 51-foot (15.5 m) longline fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 35 nautical miles (65 km; 40 mi) south of Kodiak, Alaska. Her entire crew of six survived, five of them abandoning ship in a life raft and the sixth being rescued from the water by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.[2]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1988
Ship Country Description
Emerald Sea  United States The hull of the 47-gross register ton, 48.5-foot (14.8 m) troller and longliner was found washed up on the beach in Icy Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska. She had not been heard from since she departed Yakutat, Alaska, on 7 April. Her entire crew of five men was lost.[4]

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1988
Ship Country Description
Linda’s Draw  United States The 47-foot (14.3 m) longline fishing vessel capsized and sank in Icy Bay on the south-central coast of Alaska during a storm. A nearby vessel filmed the event and rescued her crew.[16]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1988
Ship Country Description
USS Samuel B. Roberts  United States Navy The guided-missile frigate struck a mine and severely damaged, breaking her keel. Salvaged and repaired at a cost of $89,500,000. The attack led to Operation Praying Mantis being carried out.

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1988
Ship Country Description
Unimak  United States The 56-foot (17 m) longline fishing vessel capsized and sank in Icy Bay in Alaska. All four people aboard escaped in a life raft and were rescued.[17]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1988
Ship Country Description
Sahand  Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Operation Praying Mantis: The frigate was set on fire by bombs from United States Navy aircraft and a missile from the guided-missile destroyer USS Joseph Strauss ( United States Navy) 10 nautical miles (19 km) in the Persian Gulf off Larak Island. He crew abandoned ship and she burned for several hours before an explosion sank her in 660 feet (200 m) of water.

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1988
Ship Country Description
USS Bonefish  United States Navy The submarine had an on-board fire while submerged 160 nautical miles (300 km) off the coast of Florida. She surfaced and her crew abandoned with the loss of three crew members. She was towed to Charleston, South Carolina, where she was declared a constructive total loss. She was scrapped in August 1989.

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1988
Ship Country Description
Reijin  Panama
Reijin.

The car transporter capsized in shallow water off Oporto, Portugal.[18]

29 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 April 1988
Ship Country Description
USS Sam Houston  United States Navy The ballistic missile submarine ran aground on Fox Island in Washington. She later was refloated and returned to service.

May[edit]

14 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1988
Ship Country Description
Seawise Giant  Liberia Iran–Iraq War: The tanker was struck by air-launched Iraqi Exocet missiles in the Strait of Hormuz and sank off Larak Island, Iran. Raised and repaired post-war.

20 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1988
Ship Country Description
Korean Star  Panama The bulk carrier dragged her anchors off Cape Cuvier, Western Australia, during a tropical cyclone and was wrecked. She broke in two shortly after grounding.

24 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 May 1988
Ship Country Description
Sandra J  United States The halibut-fishing vessel sank near Cape Junken (59°55′N 148°38′W / 59.917°N 148.633°W / 59.917; -148.633 (Cape Junken)) off south-central Alaska. Another fishing vessel rescued her crew.[1]

27 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 May 1988
Ship Country Description
Anna Broere  Netherlands The coaster was in collision with Atlantic Compass ( Sweden) in the North Sea and sank with the loss of one of her twelve crew.[19]

30 May[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 May 1988
Ship Country Description
Golden Venture  United States The 85-foot (25.9 m) fishing trawler capsized and sank in the Bering Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) north of Yunaska Island in the Aleutian Islands while making a turn with her trawl gear out. Her captain perished. The fishing vessel Hazel Lorain ( United States) rescued her other three crew members from a life raft.[13]

June[edit]

2 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 June 1988
Ship Country Description
4th of February  Angolan Navy Angolan Civil War: The Project 205 (NATO reporting name "Osa-class missile boat was lost due either to sabotage or UNITA action.[20]

4 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 June 1988
Ship Country Description
Federal Huron  Panama Ran aground 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Masinloc during Typhoon Susan. Refloated 13 June.[21]

23 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 June 1988
Ship Country Description
Trish  United States After taking a large wave over her stern, the 40-foot (12.2 m) troller-gillnetter-longliner capsized off Tolstoi Point (55°40′10″N 132°23′10″W / 55.66944°N 132.38611°W / 55.66944; -132.38611 (Tolstoi Point)) in Clarence Strait in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. All three crew members abandoned ship in a life raft and were rescued by the fishing vessel Harvey-O ( United States). The cutter USCGC Cape Hatteras (Ensign of the United States Coast Guard.svg United States Coast Guard) attempted to tow Trish to shallower water, but the towline parted and Trish sank in deeper water.[22]

27 June[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 June 1988
Ship Country Description
Vagrant  United States The 70-foot (21.3 m) longline fishing vessel was destroyed by an engine room fire and sank in the North Pacific Ocean about 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Sitka, Alaska.[23]

July[edit]

1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Hawaiian Princess  United States The catcher processor was abandoned in the Bering Sea approximately 100 nautical miles (190 km; 120 mi) northwest of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The fishing vessel Bering Sea ( United States) rescued her crew of seven from a life raft. A United States Coast Guard vessel sank Hawaiian Princess′s burned-out hulk with 800 rounds of machine gun fire.[24]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Dalriada  United Kingdom The Army Sail Training Association yacht sank after a collision with the nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror ( Royal Navy) 11 miles south of the Mull of Kintyre. Her four crewmembers were rescued by the frigate HMS Battleaxe ( Royal Navy).[25]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Kitti Wake  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) gillnet fishing vessel was destroyed by fire in Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska.[26]

4 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Marine Maid  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) gillnet fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet off Ninilchik, Alaska.[27]
Singa Sea  Philippines The bulk carrier broke in two and sank in the Indian Ocean, position approximately 35°00′S 106°00′E / 35.000°S 106.000°E / -35.000; 106.000, with the loss of 19 crew.

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Piper Alpha  United Kingdom The oil platform was destroyed by an explosion and fire with the loss of 165 crew. Two crew of rescue vessel Sandhaven (flag unknown) were also killed.

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1988
Ship Country Description
City of Poros  Greece The cruise ship was attacked by Abu Nidal Organisation terrorists in the Saronic Gulf between Aegina and Faliro, Greece. Nine passengers were killed and 98 injured.

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Fujimaru  Japan The fishing vessel was in collision with the submarine Nadashio ( Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) and sank in Tokyo Bay with the loss of 29 of the 48 people on board.[28][29]
USS Jonas Ingram  United States Navy The decommissioned Forrest Sherman-class destroyer was sunk as a target by a Mark 48 ADCAP torpedo.

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1988
Ship Country Description
USS Rankin  United States Navy The decommissioned Tolland-class attack cargo ship was sunk as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Stuart, Florida.

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1988
Ship Country Description
Mojo  United States The 28-foot (8.5 m) fishing vessel sank in Cameron Bay (56°43′00″N 135°16′30″W / 56.71667°N 135.27500°W / 56.71667; -135.27500 (Cameron Bay)) in Southeast Alaska south of Sitka, Alaska. Her owner and operator died after the fishing vessel Sefora ( United States) pulled him from the water; a United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued two other crew members.[27]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1988
Ship Country Description
USNS Aeolus  United States Navy The inactivated Artemis-class cable repair ship was sunk as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 22 nautical miles (25 miles; 41 km) off Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina.[30]

August[edit]

1 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1988
Ship Country Description
Kathleen Diane  United States The 56-foot (17.1 m) fishing vessel capsized off the west coast of Dall Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska after transferring her catch to a fish processing vessel. Her crew of six abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by another fishing vessel.[26]
Yermon  United States The 40-foot (12.2 m) gillnet fishing vessel sank in Cook Inlet about 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) west of Ninilchik. Alaska. Both of her crew members lost their lives.[31]

6 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1988
Ship Country Description
Unidentified ferry  India An overcrowded ferry capsized in the Ganges River near Manihari, India, killing over 400 people.

8 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1988
Ship Country Description
Windy Sea  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) vessel sank in the Gulf of Alaska off Spruce Island in the Kodiak Archipelago.[5]

24 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1988
Ship Country Description
USS Vermilion  United States Navy The decommissioned attack cargo ship was sunk as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (46 miles; 74 km) off Georgetown, South Carolina.[32]

26 August[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1988
Ship Country Description
BAP Pacocha  Peruvian Navy The submarine was rammed by the fishing vessel Kiowa Maru ( Japan) off Callao, Peru, and sank with the loss of five memebrs of her crew.

September[edit]

8 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 September 1988
Ship Country Description
Loraine  United States The 45-foot (13.7 m) fishing vessel was wrecked near Yakutat, Alaska. A United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued her crew of two.[16]

11 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 September 1988
Ship Country Description
Freda  United States The fishing vessel capsized and sank in Dixon Entrance on the border between Alaska, United States, and British Columbia, Canada.[33]

12 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 September 1988
Ship Country Description
Marie L  Belgium Sank at Howdendyke, England. Refloated on 28 September and beached, later broken up in situ.[34]

22 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 September 1988
Ship Country Description
Ocean Odyssey  United States Blowout and fire in the North Sea with the loss of a crew member. Subsequently withdrawn from service, converted to a seaborne satellite launch vessel in 1997.

24 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 September 1988
Ship Country Description
Martha  Belgium Ran aground at 7°52′N 118°26′E / 7.867°N 118.433°E / 7.867; 118.433. Later refloated and returned to service.[34]

26 September[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 September 1988
Ship Country Description
Ardlough  West Germany The coaster foundered in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Llandudno, Clwyd.[35][36]

October[edit]

1 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 October 1988
Ship Country Description
Abbondanza  United States The 90-foot (27.4 m) fishing trawler sank without loss of life off Cape Chiniak (57°37′N 152°10′W / 57.617°N 152.167°W / 57.617; -152.167 (Cape Chiniak)) on the coast of Alaska′s Kodiak Island.[8]

3 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 October 1988
Ship Country Description
Sarah Marie  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) longline fishing vessel was wrecked on rocks in Big Branch Bay (56°20′N 134°50′W / 56.333°N 134.833°W / 56.333; -134.833 (Big Branch Bay)) on the southwest shore of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska. Only one crewman managed to put on a survival suit; he reached shore on Beavertail Island, where a United States Coast Guard helicopter rescued him. The other three crew members died.[1]

4 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 October 1988
Ship Country Description
Skylo  United States The 42-foot (12.8 m) longline fishing vessel sank 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) south of Cape Cross (57°55′00″N 136°33′30″W / 57.91667°N 136.55833°W / 57.91667; -136.55833 (Cape Cross)) off Southeast Alaska after a set of 42-foot (13 m) waves struck her stern and swamped her. All three members of her crew abandoned ship wearing survival suits and were rescued by a United States Coast Guard helicopter.[1]

8 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1988
Ship Country Description
HMAS Buccaneer  Royal Australian Navy The decommissioned Attack-class patrol boat was sunk as a gunnery target.

18 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 October 1988
Ship Country Description
Pukeko  Egypt The coaster caught fire off Mokha and was abandoned. Presumed foundered.[37]

20 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 October 1988
Ship Country Description
C. Liun  United States The 32-foot (9.8 m) vessel was destroyed by fire at Larsen Bay on Alaska′s Kodiak Island.[2]

21 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 October 1988
Ship Country Description
Jupiter  Greece The cruise ship collided with Adige ( Italy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Piraeus and sank with the loss of two of the 591 passengers on board.[38]

24 October[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 October 1988
Ship Country Description
Doña Marilyn  Philippines Typhoon Ruby: The ferry sank in the Philippine Sea 300 nautical miles (560 km) south of Manila during a typhoon with the loss of 254 lives.

November[edit]

1 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 November 1988
Ship Country Description
City of Seattle  United States The 92-foot (28.0 m) crab-fishing vessel ran aground without loss of life on the north side of the western tip of Atka Island in the Aleutian Islands after her helmsman fell asleep at her wheel. [2]

2 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Alaska Constructor  United States The 113-foot (34.4 m) supply barge was destroyed by fire off Trading Bay (60°55′N 151°35′W / 60.917°N 151.583°W / 60.917; -151.583 (Trading Bay)) in upper Cook Inlet on the south-central coast of Alaska after a tank truck containing 3,000 US gallons (11,000 l; 2,500 imp gal) of gasoline on her deck caught fire and exploded. Her captain and engineer and the truck driver were killed; her first mate was her sole survivor. Her burned-out hulk later was towed into deeper water and scuttled by a demolition team.[8]

10 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Odyssey  Liberia The tanker broke in two, caught fire, and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 700 nautical miles (1,300 km) off Nova Scotia, Canada. She was on a voyage from Sullom Voe, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom, to Come by Chance, Newfoundland, Canada.[39]

17 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Voyager  United States The 81-foot (24.7 m) fishing vessel capsized and sank while at anchor in Ugak Bay on the coast of Alaska. Her five-person crew abandoned ship in survival suits and survived.[23]

20 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Ocean Dynasty  United States The 124-foot (37.8 m) fishing trwaler sank in the Bering Sea. The fish processing ship Golden Alaska ( United States) rescued her entire crew of seven.[40]

27 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Valerie G  United States The fishing vessel ran aground on the southwest side of Gravina Island at the head of Nehenta Bay (55°09′25″N 131°47′45″W / 55.15694°N 131.79583°W / 55.15694; -131.79583 (Nehenta Bay)) in the Alexander Archipelago in Southeast Alaska during a storm in the Clarence Strait with 60-knot (110 km/h) winds. She was abandoned without loss of life.[23]

29 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Deep Sea Producer  United States The 164-foot (50.0 m) fishing trawler sank approximately 30 nautical miles (56 km; 35 mi) west of Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands. The fishing vessel Royal Sea ( United States) rescued her entire crew of eight from a life raft.[41]

30 November[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 November 1988
Ship Country Description
Komoros  Singapore Hurricane Joan–Miriam: The cargo ship sank in the Bay of Bengal.[42]
Miss In Soo  United States The 85-foot (25.9 m) fishing vessel disappeared after her crew of four abandoned her in the Gulf of Alaska approximately 3 nautical miles (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) south-southwest of Narrow Cape (57°25′30″N 152°20′00″W / 57.42500°N 152.33333°W / 57.42500; -152.33333 (Narrow Cape)) on the coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska. She presumably sank. Her crew was rescued by the fishing vessel Kristine Alaska ( United States).[27]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1988
Ship Country Description
Boiky  Soviet Navy The destroyer, under tow from Murmansk to Spain for scrapping, broke her tow line and ran aground on Skogsøya in Øksnes, Norway. Work on scrapping the wreck only began in 2001,[43] and the breaking of the wreck was then further delayed by the find of live munitions on board.[44]
ARA Piedrabuena  Argentine Navy The decommissioned Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer was sunk as a target by an MM38 Exocet fired by the corvette ARA Espora ( Argentine Navy).

December[edit]

3 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 December 1988
Ship Country Description
Opty  United States The 139-foot (42.4 m) fishing vessel was wrecked without loss of life in bad weather on the northwest point of Alcan Harbor (52°43′45″N 174°04′30″E / 52.72917°N 174.07500°E / 52.72917; 174.07500 (Alcan Harbor)) on the northwest coast of Shemya Island in the western Aleutian Islands.[40]

10 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 December 1988
Ship Country Description
Aoyagi Maru  Japan The 288-foot (87.8 m) refrigerated cargo ship lost power and ran aground without loss of life on a reef in Lost Harbor (54°13′45″N 165°36′30″W / 54.22917°N 165.60833°W / 54.22917; -165.60833 (Lost Harbor)) on the west coast of Akun Island in the Aleutian Islands. Her wreck was burned in January 1989 to destroy the fuel on board.[8]
Arctic II  United States The 115-foot (35.1 m) fishing trawler capsized and sank in the Bering Sea approximately 55 nautical miles (102 km; 63 mi) north of Unimak Pass after a large wave struck her. Her crew of five abandoned ship on a life raft, but two of them perished when another large wave struck the raft and swept them overboard. The fishing vessel American Beauty ( United States) rescued her three surviving crew members.[8]

11 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 December 1988
Ship Country Description
Canadian Progress  Canada The lake freighter ran aground on Ballard's Reef while hauling a load of coal. The ship required tugboat assistance to be freed.[45]

22 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 December 1988
Ship Country Description
Bon Su Mar  United States The 186-gross ton, 90-foot (27.4 m) fishing trawler sank in the Bering Sea off Saint Paul Island. Her crew abandoned ship in a life raft and was rescued by the fishing vessel Amber Dawn ( United States).[46]

27 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 December 1988
Ship Country Description
Hasail  Bangladesh The ferry collided with a tanker in foggy weather and sank in the Dhaleswari River at its confluence with the Sitalakhya River with the loss of over 200 of the 350 people on board.[47]

31 December[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 December 1988
Ship Country Description
Bateau Mouche IV  Argentina The cruise ship capsized and sank in the South Atlantic off Rio de Janeiro with the loss of at least 51 of the 149 people on board.[48]

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown Date 1988
Ship Country Description
USCGC Unimak  United States Coast Guard The decommissioned Casco-class cutter was scuttled as an artificial reef in the Atlantic Ocean off Virginia.

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Ship events in 1988
Ship launches: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Ship commissionings: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Ship decommissionings: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Shipwrecks: 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993